Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues Music Video
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This footage was shot over a 5 month span in different parts of Arizona. Some of the footage includes some rare events including the snow in Scottsdale this year, snow clouds on the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff, and the lunar eclipse.
It was directed by Freddie Paull, founder of Electric Legend Pictures.
Helplessness Blues, the latest album from Fleet Foxes, is available on May 2nd in the UK, and May 3rd in the US.
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- I'm 51 and this song speaks to me. I can't stop listening to it either.
- This. Is. Beautiful.
- yeah, why did they do that?
- Actually theres been excavations of neolithic sites in europe that suggest warfare and cultural conflicts existed in prehistory too.
I guess it's just human nature to live in disharmony
- why can't i stop listening to that song?
- You guys are amazing.....
- I believe Melissa is referencing modern society and the destruction we. as a species, have caused.
- Walking through the woods and listening to this is so tranquil and amazing
- Even though it isn't the official music video this is really great. Good job!
- It's like watching a pig in the mud.
"i simply said indigenous tribes have managed to live in harmony for years"
Hell, if you are inside playing a PS3, you are living IN nature. What the hell do you think is in the air? Or, for that matter, is in your gut or crawling all over your skin? As much as anyone ever, the most posh-living today are LITERALLY surrounded by nature.
Your point, implied and explicit, was that man lived in harmony with nature. That has never happened.
Get over yourself.
- And your original statement was wrong. I'm sorry reality offends you so. You didn't mention Europe, because you don't know enough to understand the ironic, racist origins of your fantasy view of a world where any civilization ever existed in any kind of balance with nature. Like any organism, if left unchecked by disease or predation, humans have in every instance and environment expanded until environmental disaster pushed back. No "indigenous tribe" has ever lived in true balance with nature.
- I think you missed reality. They didn't. In fact, the "idealized" vision of a native population living in serene peace in the forested lands comes from what later colonizers from Europe encountered due to the wiping out of around 90% of the native population by diseases brought by the earlier "explorers." Go study some anthropology. At one point, there were more indigenous people in the North America than in Europe, and the Americas had multiple civilization crashes due to overpopulation.
- Except not really. That concept of the noble savage is nothing but a popular cultural myth passed on from its racist origins among post-Renaissance European philosophers. The reality is a cycle of use, destruction and reclamation as populations outgrew resources and died off. Hell, Europe once had a short ice age just from all the forests being burned by "indigenous tribes" on the other side of the Atlantic.
- This song and album are all I listened to while reading Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath. It will forever be my little theme for the tale of the Joad family, and I find it rather fitting.
- Good x mas you all,
folky,,,buffalo springfieldy..kinda Fleet foxy... mostly over the top Amazing...
life is good!!!!!!
- excelente video...
- i played this REALLY loudly.
- I play the fleet foxes while with my new and first baby daughter Scarlett. Looking at her and the music go hand in hand.
- Yo guys...could you check this out? /watch?v=nIs6_zSg1nk&feature=g-upl
- I feel like the camping bit is actually pretty appropriate to this extent. There's no way to experience the beauty that presents itself to us in nature other than through this socially constructed medium of camping that is a vain attempt to skirt around the fact that you're not really allowed to go anywhere that isn't your property. This irony, i feel like, is expressed also through the hanging of the British Flag, an old colonial empire, if you remember.
- I have to give it a little more credit than you. I feel like the song is about the shift from wanting to special and unique to wanting to be a part of some greater orchestra than oneself, but not really having the outlet to do so in our world. It's IF i had an orchard, I would work till I'm sore, but there's an anxiety expressed that the orchard can't be here.